"There is so much writing in English on Japanese cinema that can't be accepted at face value — not because the writers are careless, but because the differences in culture and language are just too intricate. When I see August Ragone's name on a piece of writing, it gives me permission to place my faith in it completely. Among Japanese fantasy film historians, he's the best working in English." —Tim Lucas, Video Watchdog

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

"A Free Shrunken Head With Every Purchase!"

Bob with Dan Ferris, proprietor of the Cinema Shop, KTVU-2, 1971.

Northern California's beloved host of KTVU Channel 2's "Creature Features" (not to mention his stints at Sacramento's KRCA-3 and KTXL-40) is being celebrated in my dreadful creepy countdown to Halloween, each and every eerie day this monstrous month, in a sinister series vampiric vintage ads and blood rare photographs...

Bob Wilkins lives!

Read more about Bob Wilkins and "Creature Features", here — and don't forget to visit the official Bob Wilkins website!


shadow said...

I love that you are focused on Bob this month. I grew up with him on my TV.

August Ragone said...

Last year, I also dedicated Halloween Month to Bob — he was my childhood hero!


Matthew McCollum said...

This is a fantastic photograph! Dan Faris was my uncle. Sadly, he passed away a few days ago on Easter after battling cancer for almost a year. He was a huge influence on me and my love of film. Would you happen to have anymore photographs of him?